Career Development Counsellor

University of Toronto |
Toronto, ON | Full Time



The Career Development Office is responsible for assisting Faculty of Law students and alumni gain meaningful legal employment in their preferred practice areas. Under the supervision of the Director, Career Development Office, the incumbent assists in providing full-service, comprehensive career services, with particular responsibility for career counselling. Specific responsibilities include educating students about the various recruitment processes; helping students acquire relevant and current information about careers and the legal labour market; assisting students with developing their job search skills and strategies; supporting students to make decisions about careers and employment; assisting with the development and delivery of career workshops and other presentations; facilitating major recruitment-related events; and developing materials, resources, and other tools. The incumbent cultivates, maintains, and expands relationships with law firms, government offices, public interest organizations, businesses, and other organizations for the purpose of assisting with training initiatives and increasing the number of employers actively recruiting and hiring the Faculty of Law’s graduates.

Minimum Qualifications:


Graduate degree in career counselling or related area (e.g., behavioural sciences, education) or an equivalent combination of education and experience. J.D. is a definite asset.


Minimum five years’ experience related to the statement of purpose. Demonstrated relevant work experience with the professional development, recruitment, career counselling, and mentorship of legal professionals or law students is required. This would include but not be limited to resume review, job search skills, interview preparation, mock interviews, networking, professional workplace behaviour skills, and career event preparation. Solid knowledge and understanding of the legal community/profession and related Canadian and American recruiting practices/procedures and hiring needs; a strong understanding of the changing legal marketplace and trends in legal employment; excellent knowledge of opportunities for law graduates in Canada and abroad; solid understanding of career opportunities for summer law students and articling students; experience with recruitment of and outreach to potential legal employers bolstered by an established professional network of legal employers; demonstrated ability to work with students and graduates who are pursuing diverse legal career paths; and demonstrated experience assisting with the planning, development, coordination and implementation of career development and recruitment programs, career-related workshops, and special events.


Demonstrated creative, entrepreneurial, forward-looking, and energetic approach used to identify and pursue new and evolving potential programs and innovative ways to present and deliver content. Excellent analytical, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills. Ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals at all levels within or related to a complex organization (students, staff, faculty, administrators, and external constituencies including alumni and members of the profession). Superior presentation, written, and verbal communication skills; highly developed organizational skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously; demonstrated ability to deal tactfully and to exercise discretion with sensitive and confidential material; ability to work collaboratively and manage projects with minimal supervision; attention to detail; strong computer skills; excellent knowledge of MS Office and MS Excel including database administration; and proven skills in using the internet as a search tool, updating websites and working with web-based software.

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate:

USW Pay Band 14 — $72,654 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $92,914. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

How to Apply

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Closing: Mar 3, 2017, 11:59:00 PM